Life expectancy which was only 32 years at the time of independence is now 67 years. In
      other words, every Indian can expect to live twice as long as was the case at Independence! To
      summarize, the Twelfth Plan must be guided by a vision of India moving forward in a way that
      would ensure a broad based improvement in living standards of all sections of the people through
      a growth process that is faster than the past, more inclusive and also more environmentally
      Information Technology
           The Information Technology sector has made remarkable progress in the last decade. It has
      transformed the world, enabling innovation and enhancing productivity, connecting people and
      communities, and improving standards of living and providing opportunities across the globe.
      While changing the way individuals live, interact, and work, IT has also proven to be a key
      enabler for enhanced competitiveness and economic and societal modernisation, as well as an
      important instrument for bridging economic and social divides and reducing poverty. The pace of
      technological advance is accelerating and electronics and ICT is increasingly becoming a
      ubiquitous and intrinsic part of people’s behaviour and social networks as well as of business
      practices and government activities and service provision. These transformations will continue to
      guide human progress forward by further leveraging IT’s positive social, political, and economic
      impact on government, enterprise, and civil society alike.
      Vision Document
           The Three Year Action Agenda covers the period from 2017-18 to 2019-20, the last years of
      the Fourteenth Finance Commission. With an increasingly open and liberalized economy and
      given the new realities of the global economy, it needed to rethink the tools and approaches to
      conceptualizing the development process. The Action Agenda framework allows to better align
      the development strategy with the changed reality of India. In preparing the Agenda, the NITI
      Aayog sought and received inputs from state governments, union territories and ministries of the
      central government. Extensive consultations were held with groups of scientists, economists,
      journalists, voluntary organizations, industry associations and experts in education, health,
      culture, defence, transport and other fields. Many experts also provided useful written inputs.
      Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017
           India and United States had co-hosted the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017 in
      Hyderabad, India. The theme of GES 2017 was Women First, Prosperity for All and aims to
      create an environment that empowers innovators, particularly women, to take their ideas to the
      next level. The summit focused on four key industry sectors: energy and infrastructure,
      healthcare and life sciences, financial technology and digital economy, and media and